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Prime Minister launches the reconstruction campaign and unveiled ‘Bungamati Rebuilding Plan’Posted 18 January, 09:14 pm
18 Jan 2016 | Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli unveiled ‘Bungamati Rebuilding Plan’ at a program organized to mark the 18th National Earthquake Safety Day at Dokhapini, Bungamati.
Nepal celebrated 18th Annual National Earthquake Safety Day (ESD) on January 16, 2016. The ESD is a day to raise awareness and share information and experiences on disaster/earthquake risk reduction. This year, National Reconstruction Authority decided to start the campaign of reconstruction on the same day.
Addressing the function, Premier Oli stressed on the need to rebuild Bungamati and similar other traditional towns considering earthquake resilient safety measures.
Bungamati is one of the traditional settlements in Kathmandu valley with historical and cultural significance that faced huge damage during the earthquake in April, 2015. It is a seventh century ancient settlement inhabited by approximately six thousand people.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Katholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) of Belgium, Shelter Program of ARCADIS conducted a series of local level consultations and an intensive assessment of resources including cultural and social values of Bungamati before preparing the ‘Bungamati Rebuilding Plan’ at the initiation of Karyabinayak Municipality and Bungamati Reconstruction Committee.
‘The government is always ready to support rebuilding historical and ancient heritages of Bungamati and affected districts’, said Ananda Prasad Pokharel, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
During the program, a tripartite agreement for rebuilding Bungamati was signed by the municipality, Bungamati Reconstruction Committee and UN-Habitat. UN-Habitat has been providing technical assistance in preparing rebuilding plan of Bungamati. This initiative aims to demonstrate how traditional settlements can be revitalized and made livable and vibrant townships through people’s ‘process’. The approach envisioned includes providing support to build local institutions, develop the charter and support to build funding mechanism.
Local people of Bungamati have expressed their happiness for beginning reconstruction campaign from their town.
Deputy Prime Minister and ministers and senior government officials including representatives from I/NGOs, donor agencies, industrialists, private sector, teachers, students and general public joined the function.
The function to mark 18th national ESD was organized by Karyabinayak Municipality, Bungamati Reconstruction Committee and UN-Habitat.
Few Glimpses of the Event